Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 24th Apr 2008 15:42 UTC, submitted by M-Saunders
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu The Hardy Heron has taken flight: it's the second LTS (Long Term Support) release of the world's most popular distro. New features include the Wubi Windows installer and Firefox 3 beta 5. Grab a copy here, and check out Linux Format's overview of the release.
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by miscz on Thu 24th Apr 2008 16:24 UTC
miscz
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2005-07-17

Ubuntu folks have sorted out all the Nautilus/GVFS mess that I was experiencing in alpha releases but PulseAudio is still not there. What's worse, removing PulseAudio is often not a solution. Intel HDA, most popular integrated sound chipset now is often broken without PA (search on Launchpad for details). Since upgrade to Alsa 1.0.16 (in January/February) you have to recompile ALSA modules manually (with help of module-assistant) to have proper volume control.

As usual Ubuntu brings rather well integrated progress from lots of Linux projects, maybe not as bleeding edge as Fedora and not as user friendly as openSuse but it's balanced really good.

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